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tendumom

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This summer is the first summer since dd was probably 5 years old that she doesn't have much dance definitely scheduled! She started going to some type of dance camp when she was 5 and hasn't stopped since then. Starting in her teen years, she usually did more than 1 program (some local). Not having much definitely scheduled doesn't mean she won't be dancing though. 

She'll be home for two weeks from her trainee program before heading off to take an academic college course for 3 weeks. She'll be in a city where there are open classes. I've found three different locations so far. She currently plans to squeeze one in M-F in the mornings. Then, she's home for a week before heading off to a 3 week SI. I hope she will have a little time at home after that. Guessing it will be a week or two. Not sure where she is headed yet for next season which will determine how long she's home. 

 

 



ETA. So we now know she will be home for about a week after that SI so she can pack up to drive across the country for her first professional contact. This will probably be her last SI ever, though she has talked about going back to this one if they give her an even bigger scholarship (it goes up to age 22 or so) or trying to be an RA at an SI she she can also take a daily class.
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Dd13 has a busy summer planned--some for dance and some for non-dance things. She's doing 4 weeks in Saratoga Springs at NYSSSA Ballet, then a week at her home intensive, then a week of sleep away camp, and then as a family we are doing 3 weeks in Europe (as long as all this visa stuff doesn't happen!) She will be home a few days and then school starts back up.
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We have summer dance in July followed by Nationals. In July, she will go to AAB. Then only two more weeks until school starts.
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DD is going to Italy for the month of July to study (academic, not dance).  She'll make her decision during that trip as to whether she'll return for her final year of dance.  If she does decide to dance, she'll have to squeeze in 3 weeks of mandatory training at her studio (nights only), likely the choreography of her final solo, while at the same time finishing the final stage of her lifeguard certification (30 hours).  And she wants to get her drivers license. And hang out with friends. It'll be a busy month!  
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DD is going to Italy for the month of July to study (academic, not dance).  She'll make her decision during that trip as to whether she'll return for her final year of dance.  If she does decide to dance, she'll have to squeeze in 3 weeks of mandatory training at her studio (nights only), likely the choreography of her final solo, while at the same time finishing the final stage of her lifeguard certification (30 hours).  And she wants to get her drivers license. And hang out with friends. It'll be a busy month!  


Looks like our DDs have similar summer plans! (with the exception of the lifeguard certification)
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DD is 10. She'll do our studio's ballet intensive then another week at another local studio's intensive (both 5 hour days for the younger kids) After that she's going to Perry-Mansfield for 2 weeks for their performing arts camp. I'm hoping that will be a compromise between keeping some dance training going while still having a summer camp experience vs. an intensive. After that I'm not entirely sure. More local stuff and classes, but I'm not sure we're staying entirely at our home studio vs branching out.
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Two local intensives, nationals, high school camp, studio boot camp for next year. She should have plenty of dancing, which is good, because after a week out of school, she is already bored unless she's dancing!
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DD 13 will be leaving for 5 weeks at Walnut Hill right the Monday after school gets out. Then she'll have two weeks of half -day master classes at Boston Ballet, with once a week evening rehearsals for a September performance at her home studio. We'll take a week vacation, then a week at her studio's intensive. I'm hoping a week off will be enough. Both the BB and her home studio's intensives aren't that intense. I've always gone with her in the summer and we've slept in hotels, so it's her first summer in dorms. I'm worried, but excited for her. I want her to have the sleep away summer camp experience I had growing up, just swapping canoes and capture the flag with pointe shoes and pas de deux! We'll make sure to squeeze in lots of outdoor activities (hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking) during our week vacation and weekends when she is home. These are not her favorite, but all dance (or in my son's case all soccer) doesn't make for a very well-rounded individual!
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My daughter will train most of the holidays but we travel a lot so she'll get some time off Dance too.
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My daughter will train most of the holidays but we travel a lot so she'll get some time off Dance too.


At 5 years of age, I certainly hope she has some time off. Maybe playing with friends, going to the park?
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Family vacation, "sleep away" camp, Local intensive(s), maybe some privates.
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Checking back in to see how everyone's summer intensive/workshop experience was. My daughter attended Bolshoi in CT and enjoyed her time there, she wants to go back when she's old enough for the NYC program (so 2 years) because she likes a little more freedom. Being stuck on a boarding school campus was just too much for her lol. I didn't mind it because I could always sleep well because I knew where she was and I knew she wasn't off on a shopping spree at the mall like years' past. [biggrin]
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DD12 (13 in 2 weeks!) went to Bossov Ballet Theatere which she loved, and got to meet Heidi's daughter also!  I know she'd love to go back again!   At the end of the intensive they did a performance of Giselle.

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Yup, my dd was with Joriebelle's girl for 5 wks at Bossov.  It was her 2nd yr there &, as expected, she loved everything about it &, at this point anyway, thinks that she will likely return for 2018.  The full production they put together is the major draw for her.... not sure that there's another program that offers that opportunity.   She's also had a great week w/the Rockettes... also her 2nd yr... & plans to return next yr.   And then there was a wk at the Joffrey MT program which she enjoyed but wouldn't return to.  She loved the singing and dancing classes but hated the acting which, according to her, was just lots of weird improv  lol

She's had last week and now this week off before she starts a 2 wk more local SI w/the teachers she'll be joining full time in the Fall.  Busy busy summer for this gal.   

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Dd has had a whirlwind of a summer. 

She had about 2 weeks at home after her final trainee performance. From there, it was 3 weeks taking a 4 credit academic course. She had thought/hoped to get in a nice number of open classes while she was there, but that didn't work out well. Each day of the academic class was equal to a week or more of the normal school year which left little free time. I think she managed 3 classes in 3 weeks, the longest stretch she has taken off since at least age 11. [redface] 

She came home from that for less than a week before heading off to a 3 week SI where she had a great time and received a flattering offer, even though she wasn't looking for it. I suppose it's always that way! I am so grateful that I was able to fly out there for that final performance. We flew directly from that to move into her apartment across the country from home to begin her career. [smile] 

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My daughter started her 3 week SI yesterday and so far loves it [smile] They added contemporary this year which she has really taken to and the instructor seems to like her. Next week they will add modern to the classes with a guest instructor from Italy. So far so good for her. The taking her to work and having to drive her downtown every day not so good for me [frown] I can't wait until she is older and can go away to an SI. [wink]
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Late to the party, as usual. Hailey loved her time at NYSSSA Ballet. She found it to be a very inspiring program and came home really focused on her ballet goals. It was the perfect amount of freedom and Saratoga Springs is a great town for the kids to roam in. It is not the most time-intensive training (two classes in the morning and two in the afternoon) but it was very, very high quality. She raved about it. However, I will say the 10ish days NYCB were in town--though amazing between having them teach and watching them perform every night--were very long. She would be going from 7 am to 10:30/11 pm when they would get back from the shows.

She would absolutely go back if she ever got in again.
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